There's a whole lot of drama in Venezuela surrounding the recent street demonstrations there. And not just in the streets. Lawmakers are also tangled up in some high drama. Take the case of Maria Corina Machado.
Venezuela alleges the US ambassador to Colombia plotted to destabilize and "annihilate" President Nicolas Maduro, just the latest claim in an escalating war of words between the two nations. The claim came shortly before the US House approved a measure calling for sanctions on officials in the Venezuelan government over human rights abuses.
One of the drivers behind the Venezuelan street protests is a lack of basic consumer goods, from toilet paper to food. Now the government thinks it has a partial answer — a sort of supermarket loyalty card that it hopes will cut down on hoarding and speculation. But some critics say the idea is just creepy.
Venezuela held gubernatorial and mayoral elections over the weekend. The parties allied with President Hugo Chavez won a majority of the contests but the opposition also posted some gains. The BBC's Will Grant reports from Caracas.
Augusto Montiel, a member of Chavez's ruling United Socialist Party, is marching with the large crowds that have gathered on the streets to mourn President Hugo Chavez and says emotions are running high.
Hugo Chavez has been president of Venezuela for 12 years -- and he remains popular. But the outspoken leader of the South American country is facing the toughest challenge of his electoral career from Henrique Capriles, and it comes at a time when Chavez is battling cancer.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Angel Falls. The world's highest waterfall is located in the Venezuelan state of Bolivar. Anchor Marco Werman gets reaction from Ben Rodriques of Osprey Expeditions in Caracas, Venezuela.
Without Hugo Chavez can "chavismo" survive? This was the question that anchor, Marco Werman posed to Moises Naim, a scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Miguel Tinker-Salas a professor of Latin American History at Pomona College.